Sandy Keppley comes to The Resume Place as a Human Resources Professional with over 25 years of solid experience as a manager, supervisor, team leader and technical professional in the field of Human Capital Management. Sandy began her Federal career in the clerical field at one of the lowest levels, GS-2. Through years of diligence, self improvement, and hard work, she recently retired as Director, Labor Employee Relations at Department of Labor, Washington, D.C. at the GS-15 level.
Her career spans various Federal environments such as Department of Navy; Department of Army (Fort George G Meade, MD Garrison); Army Materiel Command (Army Research and Development); Department of Army Corps of Engineers (Baltimore District and Corps of Engineer Headquarters in Washington, D.C.); and Department of Labor (Director of Labor Management Relations). She uses her knowledge of professional, scientific, administrative, clerical and trades occupations to help Resume Place clients present their qualifications effectively. Her own experience in leadership, supervision, human resources management, team and partnership building, and problem solving allows her to inspire applicants to develop application content on their own accomplishments. She also has extensive experience in labor and employee relations (union and non-union); alternate dispute resolution; position management and classification; training; staffing; workers compensation; performance management; employee benefits; and employee recognition, and labor contract negotiations. Sandy is also a certified mediator (certified by CDR Associates, Boulder, Colorado).
Along with the skills mentioned above, Sandy also gained many years experience managing Senior Executive Service Performance Review Boards and administered performance management processes. She managed performance based and adverse actions relative to senior executive employees. Sandy is adept is developing executive resumes and Executive Core Qualifications based upon a candidates qualifications and experience.
Sandy’s expertise in the Federal application process includes Federal Career Counseling, extensive knowledge of the Human Resources processes and methodologies, writing Federal resumes and KSA narratives and self-assessment questions. She has comprehensive knowledge of automated staffing mechanisms such as RESUMIX and has extensive first-hand experience with the Federal hiring process. Sandy is also a Certified Federal Job Search Trainer and teaches all facets of training offered by the Resume Place, to include Department of Defense training both domestically and internationally.
“I just wanted to give you an update on the job search. I got the job offer for the VA Hospital in Connecticut yesterday! I was so happy and they said I was by far the lead candidate. I will be accepting the offer and the position as a GS-12 HR Specialist in employee relations. It’s a great opportunity. Thank you so much for everything again. If it weren’t for you, I am sure I wouldn’t have been given this opportunity.”
“I would like to thank you all for your hard work, dedication and commitment as you assisted me with my resume and KSAs. I could not have done it without the training.
I will continue to tell others seeking to acquire a career with the Federal Government about your organization.”
“I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your help with my resume. As a result of your hard work, I landed 5 interviews with federal agencies and had to turn down another one. I got a job offer with the NIH and accepted their offer. Originally, they interviewed me for HR assistant, but I did so well at my interview that they called me the next day and said they wanted to consider me for the HR specialist position. I start my new job on October 12 as a Human Resources Specialist!”